Mysterious Error Plagues Fight Night Round 4


Posted June 25, 2009 - By Stephen Johnson

Fight Night Round 4

As game systems get more complicated, errors become more mysterious. Back in the day, it was almost always dust on the connectors, so when Super Mario Brothers 2 didn't work, you'd blow on the cartridge, jam it back in your NES and bam, Luigi floats.  But nowadays, it ain't that simple. Electronic Arts is having a hell of time figuring out why Fight Night Round 4 is freezing up on some Xbox 360s.

According to EA, the freeze-up is happening to a "very small number" of users of both the demo and retail versions of the game. But EA has been unable to duplicate the problem, and thus solve it. According to EA, "unfortunately we can’t recreate the freeze issue on any of our hundreds of kits."

That doesn't mean there are no clues. According to EA, "The demo freeze that we investigated seemed to be hardware related, nothing within the game code could be seen to cause the problem," and "The problem seems to lie somewhere between audio data and online configurations." See what I mean about mysterious?

Users experiencing the problem should probably check out this official thread, and add their specs and issues. The more info EA gets, the faster it'll be able to knock this bug down to the canvas for a ten-count.

Fight Night Round 4 worked fine for me, but I only played it for like ten minutes so far. How about you? Have you had problems with Fight Night Round 4? Let us know in the comment section.


Mysterious Error Plagues Fight Night Round 4


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